Badlisyah Abdul Ghani
Head, Group Islamic Banking Division Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic Bank Country Head, Middle East and Brunei
Badlisyah Abdul Ghani is the Head of the Group Islamic Banking and Country Head for the Middle East and Brunei.
As head of Islamic Banking, Badlisyah manages and oversees the overall Islamic banking and finance franchise of CIMB Group. CIMB Islamic operates as a parallel franchise to the Group’s conventional operations and covers Islamic wholesale banking, Islamic consumer banking and Islamic asset management. As the Country Head of the Middle East and Brunei he manages and oversees the overall business of CIMB Group in those markets.
Badlisyah has 16 years of domestic, regional and global banking experience. He was previously attached to CIMB Group’s Corporate Finance Division and before that, he worked in the Labuan International Offshore Financial Centre with a Malaysian Islamic banking group in various capacities in structured finance, capital markets and syndications.
He has been recognised by top international publications as ‘Islamic Banker of the Year’ and ‘Top 20 Pioneer in Islamic finance.’ He won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Islamic Finance’ award for his role in the global Islamic financial markets.
Badlisyah sits on the Islamic Capital Market Consultative Panel of Bursa Malaysia and both the Exchange Committee and the Licensing Committee of the Labuan International Financial Exchange. Badlisyah is a council member of the Association of Islamic Banks in Malaysia, Chairman of the Islamic Capital Market Committee of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association, member of the Working Group on Islamic Accounting Standards at the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board, member of the Islamic Finance Committee of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants and industry representative member of the Law Harmonisation Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia.
Badlisyah is 39 years old and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He is an alumni of the ICLIF Leadership and Governance Program.